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Palin Resigns to Accept Post as Lunatic Laureate

07/03/2009 09:24 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I'll try to be brief. People should do whatever they choose. Get married, get divorced. Run for office, resign from office. Volunteer to clean up a highway, run screaming naked down the street. Have your fun, baby, and don't let no one keep you from it.

What people should not do is have their fun, all the while insisting they're doing it for someone else's benefit.

Deep within her rambling and disjointed "announcement" Friday morning, Sarah Palin stated that she's not going to seek reelection as Governor of Alaska. Then, she went on to say she'll be leaving office before her term is up because serving out the term she was elected to serve wouldn't be best for the people who voted her in. In other words, I'm leaving you -- but only because it's the best thing I can do for you.

It's easy to criticize, I know. But today I feel qualified. Because this is the identical excuse I gave to every girlfriend I broke up with in my twenties and thirties. I don't think many of them fell for it back then. I know they've all wised up since.

The question on my mind today is, how many of Sarah's millions of admirers will feel flattered by her most recent selfless and beneficent decision?

You can fool all of the people some of the time.

And you can fool some of the people all of the time.

And you can fool some of the people all of the time.

And you can fool some of the people all of the time...

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